Dorothy B. Collier, 86, who served in the Fairfax County Schools for 45 years before retiring in 1974 as principal of Oak View Elementary School, died Aug. 25 at Fairfax Hospital. She had heart and liver ailments.
Mrs. Collier, who lived in Fairfax Station, was born in Washington. She graduated from Herndon High School and James Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va.
She began her career as the teacher-principal in a one-room schoolhouse in Fairfax County in 1929. By 1949, she was principal of the Fairfax Elementary School. She also served as principal at Fairview and Green Acres elementary schools before becoming Oak View's principal in the late 1960s.
During her years as an educator, she had helped pioneer methods similar to ungraded primary schools and schools without walls. She was a proponent of the now-accepted views that children of similar intelligence may learn at different rates of speed and that these rates may not match the traditional grade levels.
Her husband, Clarence L. Collier, died in 1974. Survivors include a son, Colby L., of New York; a brother, Lee C. Brown of Orange, Va.; a sister, Betty McIntyre of Silver Spring; and two grandsons. MARK ZUARES Businessman
Mark Zuares, 62, owner of the Inter-Continental Trade Development Corp., a Rockville-based import-export business he founded in 1967, died of renal failure Aug. 24 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Washington.
He was a founding member and past president of the Magen David Sephardic Congregation in Rockville.
Mr. Zuares was educated in French schools in his native Egypt. He came to the United States in 1959 and lived in Minnesota before coming to the Washington area in the mid-1960s.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen, of Washington; two brothers, Leon, of Annapolis, and Clement, of Rockville; and a sister, Marcelle Shama of London. HAROLD KENNETH GOLDEN Plumber
Harold Kenneth Golden, 79, who had been a plumber on area building projects from 1939 until retiring in 1978, died of cancer Aug. 26 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church. He lived in Falls Church.
Mr. Golden, who settled in the Washington area in 1939, was a native of Uniontown, Pa. He had served in the Army before World War II and with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a member of Local No. 5 of the Plumbers' Union and a life member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elsie, of Falls Church; two daughters, Linda Johnson of Browntown, Va., and Judith Woll of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Hazel Johnson of Uniontown; four grandsons; and five great-grandchildren. DOROTHY G. PRITTS-SMITHER Educator
Dorothy G. Pritts-Smither, 78, a teacher and administrator with public elementary schools in Prince George's County for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1980 as principal of Thomas Claggett School in District Heights, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 27 at a hospital in Leesburg, Fla. She lived in Leesburg.
She began her career with the Prince George's County schools in 1951 as a teacher at Edmonstone Elementary. She later taught at Cheverly-Tuxedo Elementary, then in the mid-1960s at Highbridge Elementary. She taught at William Paca Elementary from 1965 until going to Claggett in 1971 as vice principal. She was later promoted to principal.
Mrs. Pritts-Smither, a former Upper Marlboro resident, lived in the Washington area from 1945 until moving to Florida in the early 1980s. A graduate of California State College of Pennsylvania, she received a master's degree in education from George Washington University. She had taught school in Pennsylvania for three years before moving to the Washington area.
Her first husband, James William Pritts, died in 1981. Survivors include her husband, George L. Smither of Leesburg, Fla.; two children from her first marriage, Sara A. Doppelheuer of Millersville and James R. Pritts of Leesburg, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Carole Greene, of Charlotte, N.C., and Diane Edwards of Mount Gilead, N.C.; a brother, Vaughn L. Schrock of Silver Spring; three sisters, Marjorie Meehamof Bayonet Point, Fla., Shirley Frank of Florida, and Jean Wieman of Rockwood, Pa.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. CLARA OLIVIA KERN Bakery Co-Owner
Clara Olivia Kern, 77, who operated bakeries in Prince George's County with her husband from the 1950s until the late 1970s, when they closed the Clara Lee Pastry Shop in Dodge Park, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 27 at Doctors Hospital in Lanham.
Mrs. Kern, a resident of Lanham, had lived in the Washington area since the 1940s. She was born in Winchester, Va., and she worked at a shipyard in Baltimore during World War II.
She was a volunteer with First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, Meals on Wheels in Prince George's County, the Order of the Eastern Star and Job's Daughters.
Survivors include her husband, Leon F. Kern of Lanham; two daughters, Nellie Jones of Bowie and Rowena Russell of Lanham; three sisters, six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. ANN LESAN PETERS Substitute Teacher
Ann Lesan Peters, 82, a substitute public school teacher in Washington and Prince George's County during the 1960s, died of lung cancer Aug. 25 at her home in Oxon Hill.
Mrs. Peters had been chairperson of the Prince George's County Advisory Committee on Aging. She was active in Republican Party politics and in 1976 received an Outstanding Service Award for this work.
She was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and attended Drake University. Later she was a public school teacher in Iowa. She then accompanied her husband on assignments with the Air Force. During a tour of duty in Okinawa, she taught English to Okinawans and general equivalency degree courses to U.S. servicemen.
From 1952 to 1956, Mrs. Peters lived in Washington. She had lived in Prince George's County since 1961.
She was a Red Cross volunteer and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the PEO Sisterhood.
Survivors include her husband, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Bernard Peters of Oxon Hill; two children, Nancy Peters-Janover and Linda Peters-Cotroneio, both of California; and a grandson. WALLACE BRYANT AGNEW Real Estate Broker and Developer
Wallace Bryant Agnew, 84, a former president of the Washington Board of Realtors who retired in the early 1990s as an independent broker of commercial and industrial real estate, died of cancer Aug. 28 at the Wilson Health Care Center at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.
Mr. Agnew was a former vice president for commercial and industrial sales and financing at Walker & Dunlop Inc., where he worked from 1945 to 1975. He also was vice president of Permanent Mortgage Co., where he worked until 1978. Earlier in his career, he was a builder and an independent broker-developer.
Mr. Agnew was born in Fairbank, Iowa. After moving to Washington in 1932, he graduated from George Washington University and its law school. He served in the Navy on PT boats in the Philippines during World War II.
Mr. Agnew was Realtor of the Year of the Washington Board of Realtors, vice president of the National Association of Realtors and president of the Housing Industry Committee of Metropolitan Washington. He was a member of Sigma Chi social fraternity, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington, the International Real Estate Federation and the Military Order of the Carabao.
His marriage to Anita Jane Agnew ended in divorce, and his second wife, Jeanne Agnew, died in 1988.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Agnew of Gaithersburg; five children from his first marriage, Constance Jane Huyssoon of Lawton, Okla., Marilyn A. Dervan of Bethesda, Bryant Lee Agnew of Lancaster, Pa., Bruce W. Agnew of Richmond and Cheri J. Bancroft of Severna Park; and nine grandchildren. KATHRYN D. BARTIMO Far East Specialist
Kathryn D. Bartimo, 80, a former Far East specialist with the State Department and a longtime resident of Falls Church, died Aug. 25 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., after a stroke.
Mrs. Bartimo was born in Spencer, Mass. She graduated from Clark University, where she also received master's and doctoral degrees in international relations.
In 1940, she moved to the Washington area. During the early and mid-1940s, she was a Far East specialist with the State Department and later at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
She moved back to Massachusetts last year.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Frank A. Bartimo of Spencer; a brother, Richard S. Toomey of Worcester; and a sister, Mary G. Baker of Spencer. BIRCH DILWORTH O'NEAL CIA Official
Birch Dilworth O'Neal, 82, a Central Intelligence Agency lawyer who retired in 1970 as assistant to the director of counterintelligence, died of complications of pneumonia Aug. 28 at Suburban Hospital.
Mr. O'Neal, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Bainbridge, Ga. He graduated from the University of Georgia, where he also received his law degree.
After law school, he practiced law in Bainbridge, then in 1938 joined the FBI. His service with the FBI included duty as chief of station in Mexico and other Latin American countries during World War II. He also served in Albany, N.Y.
In 1947, he joined the CIA and served at the agency's headquarters at Langley until retiring.
Since 1958, he had maintained a second home in Syria, Va., near Shenandoah National Park.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Frances Pauly O'Neal of Bethesda; and a daughter, Melinda O'Neal of Lyme, N.H. LINDA B. CAGLE Volunteer Tutor
Linda Burnett Cagle, 56, a volunteer tutor who had served on the board of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia since 1994, died of lung cancer Aug. 26 at her home in Vienna.
Mrs. Cagle, who spoke Spanish and Portuguese, had done volunteer work in Northern Virginia as a tutor of English as a second language. She also had been a tutor placement adviser.
She was born in Texas and grew up in Little Rock. She was a 1960 elementary education graduate of Henderson State College in Arkansas. She married Charles H. Cagle in 1960 and accompanied him to Army posts in the United States and South America. He retired as a lieutenant colonel, and the Cagles settled in Northern Virginia in the mid-1970s.
In addition to her husband, of Vienna, survivors include a daughter, Catherine Cagle Choate of Arlington; her mother, Olga O'Neal Burnett of Little Rock; and a sister, Paula Burnett Bartlett of Bloomington, Minn. ANDREW W. GONDA JR. Navy Project Manager
Andrew William Gonda Jr., 67, a mechanical engineer who was a retired Naval Research Laboratory project manager, died Aug. 26 at Fairfax Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Lorton.
Mr. Gonda was born in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., and served in the Army from 1946 to 1948. He was a 1952 mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Connecticut. He worked in private industry in New York on engineering projects involving acoustics, naval architecture designs and oceanographic research. He worked at Columbia University's Hudson Laboratory in New York before moving to the Washington area and joining the Naval Research Laboratory in 1970. He retired in 1984.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Joan Stohr Gonda of Lorton; two sons, William, of Alexandria, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Philip Gonda of Honolulu; a daughter, Elizabeth Gonda of Philadelphia; and two sisters, Pauline Mayernik of Stratford, Conn., and Mary Butler of Spring Hill, Fla.